Invisible Borders

Day 2: Courtyard Boundaries

Petr V. Ivanov of the Higher School of Economics shared his experience studying courtyards using a hand-drawn visual.

The courtyard is a luminal space between blocks, and a very transitory space. When people are asked ‘What are the boundaries to your courtyard?’ it became a puzzling, complicated question for many.

Moscow is perhaps defined by place-based community, where community members are not spatially blind but do react to the things going on in their neighborhood. They perceive themselves as a subject when there is something happening to their housing. Place-based community as catastrophe community. (Relationship of catastrophe to thresholds).The courtyard is an outcome of historical and political processes.

Here are some of the main takeaways from his presentation, which focused on people’s perceptions of boundaries and borders of courtyards in Moscow:



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